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  • The alb is supposed to be symbolical of purity, and the priest, when putting it on, prays: "Make me white and purify my heart, 0 Lord," &c. In the middle ages the parures, which originally had no mystic intention whatever, were taken to symbolize the wounds of Christ; whence probably is derived the custom surviving at the cathedral of Toledo, of the singers of the Passion on Good Friday being vested in apparelled albs.
  • Additionally, and less abstractly, energy is needed to power refrigerators, purify water, transport food, manufacture medicines, print books, power computers, operate dialysis machines, and do a million other activities that are themselves embodiments of prosperity.
  • Water isn't free; someone is paying a bill to purify the water that comes through that fountain.
  • They cause that in all the universe men purify and sanctify their hearts, and clothe themselves in their holiday garments to offer sacrifices and oblations to their ancestors.
  • And believe me, if I still value my life it is only because I still hope to meet such a divine creature, who will regenerate, purify, and elevate me.

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